Judiciary

Court Reserves Ruling on Ex-Katsina Governor’s Appeal against EFCC

By Racheal Okporu The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Thursday reserved ruling in the appeal filed by former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema against his alleged corruption trial. The Appeal Court, presided by Justice A.G Mshelia, adjourned indefinitely after taking submissions from counsels to both the appellant and the defendants. Shema had approached the Court on May 25, 2017, ...

Read More »

Saraki Triumphs as CCT Dismisses Fraud charges Against Him

By Maxwell Adeleye ……wild jubilation in Ilorin The allegation of corruption slammed against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki by the Federal Government at Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja today collapsed in controversial circumstances. The Tribunal in his ruling dismissed the 18 charges of false asset declaration filed against Saraki, a former Governor of Kwara State. The two-man panel ...

Read More »

SERAP Wins Round One In Battle Over Release of FG Audited Reports For 1999-2015

As Nigeria marks its 18th Democracy Day anniversary, a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday gave Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) a victory in Round One of the groups’ attempt to secure the release of Federal Government audited reports for 1999-2015.

Read More »

Council Worker Bags Life Jail in Ekiti For Turning Teenager To Sex Slave

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a local government official, Ojo Ayodele, to life imprisonment for turning a 15-year-old girl (name withheld) to sex slave.  Ayodele abducted the minor in Ijero-Ekiti and spirited her to a secret location in the town where he subjected her to continuous sexual assault for 21 days.

Read More »

My Pastor Forced Me To Marry Wrong Man, Woman Tells Court

A civil servant, Victoria Igbo, on Monday told a Nyanya Customary Court, Abuja, that her pastor hurried her into marring the wrong man. Victoria, who filed a petition seeking dissolution of marriage her, said that her pastor did not give her enough time to make up her mind before marriage. “My husband proposed to marry me the same time he ...

Read More »

Ife Clash: 8 SANs, several lawyers bombard Abuja H’Court today

Eight prominent Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, and several other legal practitioners assembled by the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere to defend the 20 Ile Ife indigenes who were paraded by the Force Headquarters over the clash between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in the ancient town, will today approach Abuja High Court. The senior lawyers along side other legal practitioners ...

Read More »

Kemi Olunloyo to remain in prison as magistrate absence stall trial

The absence of a Magistrate Alatuwo Fubara  the Magistrates’ Court in Port Harcourt on Thursday stalled the hearing on bail application for  journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, and Port Harcourt-based publisher, Samuel Walson.

Read More »

At last, Cynthia Osokogu’s killers get death penalty

A Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Thursday ordered the hanging of Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike who were charged with the murder of a post-graduate student of Nasarawa State University, Ms. Cynthia Osokogu. The judge said the convicts should be hung by the neck until they are dead.

Read More »

PDP crisis: Appeal Court stayed execution of judgment sacking Ekiti exco

Appeal Court in Ado Ekiti has halted the judgment of Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, which sacked the Ekiti State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Chief Gboyega Oguntuase. In his ruling today, Justice Olanrewaju Belgore, who led two other justices of the Appeal Court granted the application for stay of execution pending the determination of ...

Read More »

Ambode sworn in 3 High Court judges

GOV. AMBODE PRESIDES OVER AT SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF THREE JUDGES OF THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE  PIX  1: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem (left); Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilyo Atilade (2nd right) and Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions & LASIEC, Hon. ...

Read More »